NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday March 5

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for March 04, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 711 cattle, 60 goats, and 9 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly 3.00 higher, while feeder cattle were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$66, with high dressing up to $78.  Slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, average dressing ranged $76-$86, high dressing ranged $93-$104.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$159, 500-600 lbs. were $150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $131-$153, 500-600 lbs. ranged $125-$138.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,394,000 head compared to 3,233,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on medium, lower on extra large and large, steady on small.  Supplies were mostly moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 120.08, Large 118.70, Medium 94.00, and Small 80.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.88 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.52 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.15-$4.63 at feed mills and $3.89-$4.39 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.50. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 to 7 cents higher.  Prices were $8.63-$8.93 at the processors and ranged $8.38-$8.86 at the elevators; new crop $8.39-$9.36.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $4.09-$4.34 at the feed mills and $4.04 at the elevators; new crop $4.06-$4.63.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.44, —–, 4.34; Candor 4.45, —–, —-; Cofield 4.17, 9.01, —-; Laurinburg 4.44, —–, 4.34; Monroe 4.44, —–, —-; Nashville 4.63, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.49, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.44, —–, 4.34; Creswell 4.19, —–, 4.09; Statesville 4.15, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.44, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14, 8.61, 4.04; Clarkton 4.05, 8.63, 4.04; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.14, 8.56, 4.04; Creswell 3.89, 8.38, —-; Elizabeth City 3.90, 8.86, —-;

Lagrange 4.14, 8.51, 4.04; Monroe —-, 8.76, —-; Mount Olive 4.14, 8.51, 4.04;

Norwood 4.15, 8.41, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.39, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.43, 4.04.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.93; Selma, 8.63.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market U.S. No. 1 slightly higher, others about steady.  

40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 mostly $16-$17 some $15 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 mostly $10 some low as $8 occasional $12, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$11 some low as $8 high as $12.